With Valentine’s day fast approaching … for better or for worse … you may be getting ready for it by planning a special night with a loved one, or maybe you’ll be hibernating and spending it by yourself. But however you spend your day, you’ve got the perfect soundtrack in Jeff Catto’s latest release Songs for my Wife!
Catto’s effortlessly romantic EP, Songs for my Wife, is a collection of 7 songs that range from tender, to high energy. All showcase some great songwriting and powerful melodies that pull you right into his world of loving life and all that it brings!
The album opens with the joyful “Round of Life”, a testament to loving all that life throws at you, and those you share it with, no matter how messy it can get!
It’s not only romantic love that is highlighted on the album.
With his latest single “Friend”, Catto tells the story of being there for someone who is struggling with their mental health. During these recent times, it’s a comforting song to listen to that reminds you you’re not alone.
The set closes with the relatable “House Crazy”. As the last couple of years has forced us to spend the majority of time at home, I think we can all relate to feeling a bit cramped.
“Yeah we need a vacation, but the backyards not enough!” Catto sings. “Where we go don’t matter much to me, we’re going house crazy!” I’m right there with you, Jeff!
The standout track is the anthemic “Want You Even More”.
Starting with rhythmic guitar string plucking, the song builds to rolling drums and a chorus that could fill a stadium! And the album gets nice and tender with the tracks “Ordinary” and “Spent Loving You”, two romantic songs that would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day playlist.
A Little About Jeff Catto
Originally from Owen Sound, Ontario, Jeff is only recently starting to plant roots in the Country genre. But he’s not new to the music industry by any means.
He brings with him over 18 years of songwriting, performing and producing abilities from the Gospel music scene. It’s a smooth transition, as you can hear inspiration in all the songs on the album.
“I love the country music scene these days,” Catto says. “I love how welcoming and encouraging everyone is. I have been doing this for a very long time and that’s something I haven’t really, truly seen before. I want to be known as someone who writes to uplift and inspire people to not give up on family, life, love and dreams. I am a dream chaser.”
While the album is dedicated to his wife and all the lovebirds out there, you may just find yourself thinking of someone in your own life as you listen.
It’s a testament to his songwriting that the album puts you in such a good headspace after just one listen, filled with songs that you won’t want to hear just on Valentine’s Day, but throughout the whole year!